Sunday, March 25, 2012

Red fish blue fish

Leo hadn't been reading much lately so I insisted he read something before playing video games. He picked up "Red Fish, Blue Fish" and read the whole book! I didn't realize how long it was - 63 pages, but he managed to persevere (another thing I'm worried about with him is perseverance) and make his way through. I'm really happy he's finally starting to break through on reading. He's been using and their approach of reading books to earn points to buy space monsters has worked wonders for him.

Monday, March 5, 2012

Science Experiments

Leo had to demonstrate a science experiment today in school. He used his fave book The Encyclopedia of Immaturity (thanks, Rebecca!) to select air cannons. He made a couple different sized cannons and we have been having fun with them for the past few weeks. Then we got a smoke machine and discovered the great smoke rings you can make:

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It was a huge hit. Best part was that we did not trigger the smoke alarms!

Saturday, March 3, 2012

NJ trip

Here are some pictures from our trip to NJ. Leo and Porpor had a great time.

Leo and Joylin made a magic show. I'll have to edit the clips to make a move of it. They are quite good.

I think Kristin won a prize in the magic show:

We went to the Franklin Institute with Jeff. They had this cool experiment where you can bike on a rope.